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I'm free... now what? by theSIGNer I'm free... now what? by theSIGNer
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______________my :heart: is racing :D

I was alarmed by the number of messages and went straight to the DD page and scrolled, scrolled, scrolled and... THERE IT WAS!!!

:heart: A TRILLION thanks to :icontaho: for suggesting it and :iconikue: for the feature :heart:

To every one that :+fav:es this... :D :D :D Consider yourselves thanked! :D :D :D

Every comment will be replied (I'm glad it's a holiday in Portugal) :D

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Drawn with pencils on paper (duh) -> scanned -> imported to photoshop -> cleaned and edited lines and proportions with the photo (layered) -> printed it -> drew the inside illustrations with Rotring indian ink pen -> scanned -> inked some more with photoshop -> placed on Illustrator -> LIVETRACED (yes, I took the shortest route here) -> simultaneous editing on photoshop and updating the "livetrace" to get desired shapes and correct fills -> expanded the trace to get editable vectors when the linework was "as desired" -> colouring with illustrator -> applied some shadows to get volume and the illusion of layers -> the end
total time... I can't remember but it was 2 weeks work
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After this [link] this [link] this [link] and this [link] and... with the innovation of "youtubes": 1st - [link] ( OST by Clã - O sopro do coração) 2nd - [link] (silent movie in B&W :P ) 3rd - [link] (with yours truly on the "vocals", and, yes, I "give" you guys lots of "W.I.P.s")


...and under 15 days after I started... IT'S FINISHED!!! :D

It's a drawing of the original photo "Afterwards" by *ulorinvex [link]
The beautiful Christiane gave me permission to use her photo to "work" on. And the result is above :D
You know... I tease but I deliver :D

LOTS of closeUpssss here : [link]

*edit (comments)*
Finished at 6 something AM... I have 2 hours of sleep on my bones...
This is definitely my ALL TIME FAVOURITE! From any work I've done so far.
This took too long to finish but I just love the result :D
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Given 2008-08-15
I'm free... now what? by ~theSIGNer "Aside from being visually stunning, the question of freedom leaves one searching for an equally elusive answer." ( Suggested by taho and Featured by Ikue )
:iconafiend:
aFiend Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loss of words. so epic.
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thank you so much :D
this one is in the process of being redrawn soon :)
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:iconlotusbitch:
Lotusbitch Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Very Nice :love:
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thank you :D
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:iconlotusbitch:
Lotusbitch Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
You're Welcome :hug:

<3
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:iconkaisersozay69:
kaisersozay69 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
pretty darn fine.
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thanks :D
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:iconmikeymikeny:
mikeymikeny Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
A m a z i n g.
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thanks :D
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:iconthief-of-navarre:
Thief-Of-Navarre Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
God, so pretty. I'd love to have something like this tattoo'd.
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thank you so much :D
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:iconthief-of-navarre:
Thief-Of-Navarre Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
your welcome!
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:iconcinitriqs:
CiNiTriQs Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job, colourful indeed
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) thanks :)
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:iconmorbidthrall:
morbidthrall Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
It's gorgeous.
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thank you :D
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:icondramapatrol:
dramapatrol Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
can i use this for a new tattoo/t shirt /art forum called www.inkableplanet.com i'll obviously give you credit for the work
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry but no.
thanks for the interest though.
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:icondramapatrol:
dramapatrol Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
ok i understand one last question and I promise I wont bother you. Would you let me do a quick run of shirts to print. I'd give you 4 bucks a shirt sold. It would have the potential of making you 1000 dollars. If not i understand great piece of work
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
again, sorry but no.
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:icondhehamster:
dheHamster Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like it master, you are a master.[link]
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's Mário, not Master ;P
thanks
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:icondhehamster:
dheHamster Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yoah,
i couldn't say anything,
but you you you,, are so so awesome.
wow.....
:coffeecup:
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconkatrouchan:
katrouchan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
pertty
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) thanks :)
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i dig this one a lot, love how you stylized the chains with less details so it wont take your attention from the tatoo tribals, really nice work.
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much :D
A comment from the master :D :winner: :D
This one is still my most favourite work.
I've put vector work behind me though. Nowadays I only draw by hand on paper (on my sketchbooks).
I became a major procrastinator when it comes to computer work...
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:iconnikkimagnusson:
nikkimagnusson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Beautiful Artistry… Perfect !!....puss puss Nikki
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thank you so much Nikki :D
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:icondominik19:
Dominik19 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great !!!
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thanks :D
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:iconeverynameitryistaken:
Too cool XD
The detail of the tattoo is amazing.
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thank you :D
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:iconcoztra:
coztra Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like this <3 :D
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thanks :D
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:iconcoztra:
coztra Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ure welcome :D
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:iconjordanalima:
jordanalima Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
OMG! It's amazing! Great job!
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thanks :D
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:iconfarfel88:
farfel88 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Simply amazing --
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thank you so much Jake :D
It's still my all time favourite work :)
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:iconmadeyearcher:
MadEyeArcher Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you were featured on my personal daily top 10 list yesterday
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thank you so much :D
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:iconmanik-image:
MaNik-ImAgE Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your support within the last 12months, I have featured your work here: [link] xxx
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: thanks :hug:
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:iconzepdeer:
zepdeer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice pic.
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thanks :D
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:iconzepdeer:
zepdeer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re welcome.
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I've featured your work in a news article about vector art I've featured on VectorTuts+ as a round up as well as other pieces I've featured and links to the VectorTuts+ articles.

:heart: :hug: :heart:
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:iconthesigner:
theSIGNer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thank you so very much :D
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